noun, plural lap·a·ros·co·pies. Surgery.
- examination of the abdominal cavity or performance of minor abdominal surgery using a laparoscope.
n.1855, from -scopy + Greek lapara “flank,” from laparos “soft,” from PIE *lep- “to peel;” + -scopy. Related: Laparoscopic; laparoscope. n.
- Examination of the interior of the abdomen by a laparoscope.
- A surgical procedure using laparoscopy.
- A slender, tubular endoscope that is inserted through an incision in the abdominal wall to examine or perform minor surgery within the abdomen or pelvis.